Homeownership

July 11, 2024

Tending to your lawn during scorching Texas summers.

Summer in Dallas-Fort Worth can be harsh on your lawn. With scorching temperatures and occasional drought conditions, it’s common to see dead patches of grass appearing in your yard. Whether you’re trying to keep your home looking its best or preparing to sell, dealing with these patches is crucial. Here’s ...

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July 9, 2024

Where and how to find your home on land.

In Dallas-Fort Worth, the idea of owning a home on a large lot or acreage is becoming more popular. Whether you envision a sprawling ranch, a house with extensive gardens, or just a little more space for your family, there are plenty of opportunities in the DFW area. Let’s explore ...

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June 25, 2024

The Election Wild Card: Understanding the mental and emotional toll of the election on your real estate goals.

With the 2024 presidential election looming on the horizon, many prospective home buyers and sellers in the Dallas-Fort Worth area are feeling anxious about what this political season might mean for the real estate market. While politics can, at times, feel far removed from everyday life, the reality is that ...

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June 7, 2024

What changes are being proposed to property taxes in Texas?

Property taxes are a hot-button issue that impacts everyone in Texas, from homeowners to business owners. While not the most exciting topic, staying informed about the ongoing debates and proposals that could affect your wallet is essential. Here’s a breakdown of the current landscape and what’s being proposed.

 

Governor ...

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June 3, 2024

Staying prepared for severe weather in DFW as a homeowner.

Living in North Texas comes with its share of weather challenges. There are those days when you feel like you get all four seasons in a single day. The day can quickly pivot from sunny and clear to severe weather in the blink of an eye. You can’t be ready ...

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May 30, 2024

The biggest regrets homeowners have about their house.

It is easy to get caught up in the excitement and overlook critical details when purchasing a home. Many home buyers end up with regrets about their purchase. Here are the top ten regrets that home buyers often face after making one of the biggest financial decisions of their lives ...

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May 13, 2024

Interior Designer Secrets: Easy changes to immediately improve the design of your home!

Many homeowners feel overwhelmed when it comes to upgrading their homes’ design. They see beautifully curated homes online and strive to replicate that aesthetic, often with mixed results. However, enhancing your home’s design doesn’t require a complete overhaul. Sometimes, the simplest changes can transform your space from good to great ...

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May 8, 2024

How to handle conflicting reports on interest rates.

Recent speculation around interest rate cuts and their impact on mortgage rates can confuse potential homebuyers. With differing expert opinions and the Federal Reserve’s (Fed) actions—or lack thereof—buyers don’t know what to think.

 

The Current Landscape of Interest Rate Predictions

Dr. Lawrence Yun, the Chief Economist for the National ...

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May 1, 2024

Working around the supposed “Best Week” to sell.

There’s a “Best of” everything. Apparently some publications argue that there is also a “Best” week to sell a home. This idea is rooted in statistics that suggest this period offers optimal conditions for listing a property, but relying on averages and generalizations alone can lead to misconceptions. In North ...

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April 29, 2024

The good and bad side of rising property values.

Property values rising in recent years in Dallas-Fort Worth is a double-edged sword for homeowners. The obvious benefit of added equity in your home also comes with the headache of increased property tax valuations. While prices can only increase by so much each year for homeowners with their homestead exemption ...

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